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Storm destroys walkway, trees at Southern California beach

December 2, 2018

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A rainstorm has wreaked havoc on a scenic strip of Southern California beach, destroying a wooden walkway and uprooting palm trees.

The Orange County Register reports Sunday that heavy rain, big waves and high tides on Friday caused the damage to Capistrano Beach in Dana Point.

The beach 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles had already been hard hit in recent years by storm surges in what environmentalists have said is an example of rising sea levels.

Rick Erkeneff, chairman of the South County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, has said the city of Dana Point is looking at which areas could face problems from sea level rise.

The damage caused the closure of a popular basketball court and the loss of about 20 trees.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

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